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Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category
January 15th, 2019 | Education, Training & Employment |
Happy New Year! Wish you all the best for 2019. Please be informed that new Life in the UK preparation courses will start on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 from 10am to 12noon at Wai Yin Headquarters. If you have any users who need to apply for citizenship and need to do the preparation for the exam, please feel free to let them know, and apply for a place to study with us. Please find the poster in both English and Chinese versions attached for your reference: Life in the UK Poster Jan 2019 Life in the UK English Poster […]
December 21st, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
It was my pleasure to attend the annual Christmas Carols in the City concert last night in support of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. It was good too to meet up with a few friendly familiar faces! I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2019.
November 19th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
Yesterday, I was honoured to attend an unveiling of a permanent memorial and commemorate the Somme in Heaton Park. It was a moving ceremony with a performance by Feelgood Theatre and the Halle community choir to remember both those known and unknown who died in the battle there, and whom will never be forgotten. Thank you for inviting me to this special event.
November 14th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
We recently welcomed a group of nursing students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to our Wai Yin Society Sheung Lok Centre. Thank you to Dr Gayatri-Nambiar-Greenwood, Senior Lecturer, at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) who arranged the visit on Monday 12th November 2018. We provided details of our Wai Yin services, our particular health and social care model, and how it has impacted on the community based services provided in Manchester. We also shared insights, knowledge and discussions about the differences in health care and nursing systems between Hong Kong and England. They all enjoyed the study visit, learning […]
November 12th, 2018 | Education, Training & Employment |
Come and join us at the Welcome Centre every Tuesday 12:30 -2:30pm during November to learn more about the Centenary of the Women’s Vote, learn about the UK voting system and how you can participate. Enjoy free refreshments and have a friendly chat about how you can make your vote count.
We were delighted to welcome a visit of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, to the North West Employers, and to our Wai Yin Society, on 6th November 2018. The delegation attended our Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre in Ardwick, Manchester, in order to study our integrated work with local authorities and health providers. It was an enjoyable time of learning, connecting and sharing.
We recently took the opportunity to celebrate all the hard work and commitment of our wonderful volunteers during the year. Both the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr June Hitchen, and the new Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester, Zheng XiYuan, honoured us with their presence, to present certificates to more than 60 of our volunteers, as a token of our appreciation. Our volunteers are involved in a wide range of service activities at Wai Yin Society: such as Tai Chi, Mandarin teaching, Dancing, the Be-friendly scheme, Sheung Lok radio programme, and Macmillan solutions supporting cancer patients. Also […]
October 17th, 2018 | Health & Social Care |
We were delighted to receive the Partnership and Collaboration Award, on behalf of and as a key partner, for the Maya Project. A collaborative approach to support Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women and girls in Manchester, dealing with crisis, accessing help and support, developing aspirations and achieving dreams. A big thank you to the key workers at Wai Yin Society: Amy, Woon and Joanna and let’s not forget our unsung heroes, Connie, Lisa Ngan, Anita, Patrick, Ting, other project staff and volunteers who supported the project with home visits, activities and booking arrangement etc. Note: The Spirit of Manchester Awards […]
October 8th, 2018 | Family Unit |
A few remaining places available for a family day trip to Liverpool, on Monday 22nd October, during the school half term break. Activities / Venues include: World Museum, to see some China’s famous terracotta warriors; Albert Dock, which has the Maritime museum, Liverpool museum, Tate Modern and many more attractions. And of course, there is the Liverpool One Shopping Centre. Please contact Woon & Amy for more information [Tel]: 0161 833 0377 [Address]: Wai Yin Society 66-68 Swan Street M4 5JU.
October 4th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
Older informal carers are usually people over retirement age who are looking after a partner or disabled child. We have found at the Wai Yin Society that older Chinese carers need more support. Although many find caring a rewarding and loving expression of their relationship with the care recipient, they also tell us that they feel invisible and undervalued. Many of them experience declining health, which is exacerbated by caring for their loved ones. Many are left feeling stressed and exhausted. Older carers often receive no financial support, or do so only after going through a very complicated system. The […]
September 10th, 2018 | Education, Training & Employment |
Both English and Chinese versions of the revised Sep – Dec 2018 Course Schedule have been uploaded. Please see web linked attachments below: Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Chinese version) revised 1 Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Revised 1) All the courses will start in September 2018. Please do signpost your service users to us if you know of anyone who would like to learn English or ICT skills. If you have any questions, please just ask Ling, tel: 0161 833 0377
August 8th, 2018 | CEO's Blog |
I, along with other selected representatives of the Chinese community, was invited by the new Consul General, Mr, Zheng Xiyuan, to meet with him recently in order to advise on how to enhance the interaction between the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and the local communities in Manchester. This is an auspicious start to his term of office on July 25, and we look forward to a successful time of cooperation and mutual development!
July 30th, 2018 | In The News |
We are excited to announce that the Welcome Centre has been shortlisted for the Spirit of Manchester 2018 Community Space Award. It would be greatly appreciated if you would click the link and vote for the Welcome Centre if you also think we deserve the award. The link is here: http://bit.ly/SoM18CoSp
July 16th, 2018 | Employment |
We had the opportunity to publicise our services to the community (including Motiv8) recently at an ‘International Extravaganza’ in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The event was held at at Moorgate Primary School, in Tonge Moor, to create awareness of local services available to parents; representatives from Bolton CVS, Big Local and others were in attendance. Pictured above are Margarite Hodson (German teacher and ESOL coordinator), with Wai Yin Society’s Ling Tang, and Yen Siang Tan. Note: Motiv8 supports people aged over 25 across Greater Manchester who need support to get their lives back on track – whether you are experiencing issues with health, […]
July 9th, 2018 | Volunteering |
We were delighted to host a group of students from the Manchester School of Architecture, in an exciting partnership, for several months at our Welcome Community Centre in Cheetham Hill. Our aim was to come up with some innovative solutions to the homeless problem in Greater Manchester. One solution was a very low cost housing pod made from recycled materials that can comfortably sleep one person. Another was an IKEA style design manual to enable construction of, again, very low cost buildings for the homeless to use. We would like to congratulate the students on pushing forward the boundaries, and […]